Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $30,153)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Marshall County and the city of Marshalltown will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $30,153 to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Marshalltown, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase a digital surveillance camera system for the Marshalltown Police Department that will be utilized to increase the safety of department employees and for the security of the department's equipment. Marshall County will use grant funds to purchase and install of five LED top light bars for marked vehicles of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. The county will also purchase three data phones and accessories for the Mid-Iowa Drug Enforcement Task Force.